649 Pope Saint
Martin I was consecrated (d. 1 September 655).
1530 A Roman Catholic committee began
Confutation of the Augsburg Confession.
Johann Steuerlein, German hymnist, poet and composer,
was born in Schmalkalden (d. 5 May 1613).
Puritan revivalist, preached Harvard’s commencement service.
Kuhnau, organist, composer and Leipzig cantor, died (b.
6 April 1660).
Jacob Adlung, erudite organist of the Predigerkirche in
Erfurt, died (b. 14 January 1699). [German
1809 Pope Pius
VII (1740–1823) was arrested
by Napoleon. Pius had excommunicated the Corsican dictator
for annexing the Papal States.
1835 Irish Anglican clergyman
Richard C. Trench (1807–1886)
was ordained into the Anglican priesthood.
Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg Sr., physician in
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, died (b. 1795).
Heinrich Stallmann, president of the Evangelical
Lutheran Free Church of Germany, was born at Allendorf on
the Lumbda, Hesse, Germany (d. 16 June 1969).
Burt Pope, English Methodist theologian, died (b. 1822).
Wilhelm Henkel, Wisconsin synod professor, theologian
and educator, died (b. 2 July 1868).
Carl F. Graebner, president of Concordia Seminary
(Adelaide, Australia), died (b. 8 October 1862).
Helmut Richard Niebuhr (b. 3 September 1894), American
neo-orthodox theologian, died.
1981 Pulpit and altar fellowship with The
American Lutheran Church was rescinded by the 54th biennial
convention of the Missouri Synod. Ralph A. Bohlmann was also
elected to succeed Jacob A. O. Preus as president of the
LCMS on this day.